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Address: 6617 Maybank Hwy, Wadmalaw Island, SC 29401
Phone Number: +1 843-559-0383
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Charleston Tea Plantation is the home of American Classic Tea, tea...

The Charleston Tea Plantation is the home of American Classic Tea, tea grown in America. It is located on picturesque Wadmalaw Island in the heart of South Carolina's Lowcountry. Its grounds include 127 acres of Camellia Sinensis tea plants, a working Tea Factory and a charming Plantation Gift Shoppe. Also available to guests is an adventurous and educational Trolley Tour that explores the scenic grounds that produce American Classic Tea. Complimentary tea is served to visitors throughout the day

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Intersting & Informative

We learned all about how Tea is grown & processed consumption and sale. The Peach Tea is the excellent, we highly recommend it.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Dunkirk, Maryland
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Dunkirk, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We learned all about how Tea is grown & processed consumption and sale. The Peach Tea is the excellent, we highly recommend it.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Those of us who drink are often overlooked, but it's changing! This personal tour will educate you and give you a look at the acres of tea being grown on the only tea plantation in North America!

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Cullowhee, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time we go to Charleston, we like to drive out to the Charleston Tea Plantation. The road getting there has some areas where it is draped with old oak trees and you feel as though you're truly out in the country. The plantation itself is not an old home, but a building where the tea is processed. My husband... More 

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Hi there! Thank you so much for your kind and extremely thoughtful review! We really appreciate that you and your husband have continued to visit us, and so glad that you continue to enjoy your visits. The porch is the perfect place to relax on a rocking chair and enjoy one (or more!) of our tea samples. We agree that... More 

Freeland, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the Only tea plantation in the US. Acres of tea plants. Take the trolley your, and John will describe the planting, g owing, and harvesting of tea. You might also see alligators, foxes, and an eagle! When you get back, you can tour the proc sting plant. I have a new appreciation for how tea is made! You... More 

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Hi there! Thanks so much for your review! We are thrilled to hear when our guests leave the plantation with a newfound appreciation for the tea making process. We absolutely love our staff, and appreciate your kind words about them! Our plantation is full of amazing plant and wildlife, and it sounds like you really got the full experience! Thank... More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We started our day with a free tea sample followed by the trolley tour and factory tour. The tours shared the history of modern tea growing in North America, a visit to the greenhouse to see baby tea plants, and a look at tea plants growing in the fields. Tea harvesting is active April-October so I recommend you time your... More 

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Hi Katie! Thanks so much for your kind review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us, although we are sorry that you were disappointed not to see the harvesting. We understand, and wish we could harvest all year round for our guests! We're glad you still found your visit interesting and informative, and that your teens enjoyed... More 

Carol Stream, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful place to visit! Tasting the tea was fun. The kids in the group really enjoyed learning how they process the tea. Didn't realize that this is the only tea plantation in America.

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Thank you for your kind review! We're so happy to hear that you and the kids in your group enjoyed your experience. We are the only tea plantation in the America, and proud of it! Thank you for coming to see us, we hope you'll come again! More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I highly recommend a visit to "America's only tea plantation" the next time you're in Charleston -- it's a scenic 30-minute drive from the city, and it's easy to spend an hour or so there! I recommend visiting the tea plantation along with a trip to Deep Waters Vineyard & Firefly Distillery, as there are not many other attractions nearby.... More 

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Thank you so much for your kind review! We appreciate your recommendation, and are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. We understand that children might not be too interested in the tea making process, but we hope they will enjoy the trolley tour, running around the grounds, and snapping a photo with Waddy the Frog! We also recommend... More 

Richmond, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place. It's amazing to know what we have in the US. This is a must stop if you're in Charleston. The ladies that work in the store were very nice and explained the difference in the teas. You can take a trolley tour and actually go out in the fields.

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Hi Carla! Thank you for your kind review! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit with us. We certainly are proud to be the only tea plantation in the US, and also take great pride in our knowledgeable staff. Thank you for coming to see us, we hope you'll visit again! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had visited a tea plantation once before (on the Big Island of Hawaii), and thoroughly enjoyed, so we decided to check out the Charleston Tea Plantation. It was a fun visit. Part of the ticket price of $10 was a trolley tour around the plantation, and an audio "tour" of the factory. I use "tour" loosely... More 

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Thanks so much for your kind review! We appreciate you coming to see us, and are so happy you enjoyed your visit to the plantation. While our guided trolley tour does cost $10, our factory tour with video presentations is actually free! And of course, so are our unlimited tea samples. Thanks again for coming to visit, we hope you'll... More 

Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was our first time here, and we learned so much. The video presentations and guided tour of the plantation opened our eyes to the processes and the key plant in tea-making. I won't ruin it with spoilers, but if's definitely illuminating. And I don't know, but maybe it's the relative freshness of the product, but I was feeling that... More 

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Hi there! Thanks so much for your kind words! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit to the plantation, from the video presentation and guided tour to the free tea samples. We love when our fellow tea lovers come out to the plantation and learn a thing or two about how the drink they love gets from the... More 

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